Oct 9, 2012 12:00am PDT
yamanaka. >> suarez: the two scientists are from two different generations and celebrated today's announcement half a world apart. but today they were celebrated together for their research that led to a ground-breaking understanding of how cells work. sir john gurdon of cambridge university was awarded for his work in 1962. he was able to use specialized cells of frogs, like skin or intestinal cells, to generate new tad poles and show d.n.a. could drive the formation of cells in the body. 40 years later dr. shinya yamanaka built on that and went further. he was able to turn mature cells back into their earliest form as primitive cells. those cells are in many ways the equivalent of embryonic stem cells because they have the potential to develop into specialized cells. for heart, liver and other organs. dr. shinya yamanaka is currently working at kyoto university. embryonic stem cells have had to be harvested from human embryos, a source of debate and considerably controversy. for gurdon the prize at special meaning. at a news conference in london he recalled one school teacher'
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
is was just announced. british researcher gurden and yamanaka of japan got the medical prize. they learned cells can be programmed into cells that can become any cell in the body. they'll take home a $1.2 million prize for their achievement, though that's a 20% reduction. the nobel prize for physics on tuesday, followed by literature on thursday, and the peace prize will be announced on friday. live at the news desk, tony tull, news 4. >>> police are trying to figure out what led to a brawl between two wedding parties at a philadelphia hotel. the fight ended with one man dead, several people hurt, and at least four people arrested. a sheraton hotel guest shot this video with his cell phone and posted it on youtube. you can see several police officers clash with some of the wedding guests. police say at least 75, maybe 100 people were fighting by the time they got there. >> just started punching each other and hitting each other. >> and some of the video, it looks like the bride, one of the brides may have been punched as well. we're told the uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart atta
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
to two scientists sharing the prize, john gurdon and japan's shinya yamanaka won for stem cell research, discovered that mature specialized cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all other tissue cells. congratulations to them. >>> the obama campaign is launching attack ad in virginia slamming mitt romney's foreign policy credentials ahead of romney's speech on foreign policy this morning. the obama camp claims romney's overseas trips have been reckless and amateurish. >>> the bronx bombers bats woke up in the ninth. the yankees scored five runs in the final frame to beat the orioles. take a 1-0 lead in the division series. in the national league the cincinnati reds are one win away from playing the pennant. crushed the giants behind pitcher bronson arroyo. he gave up just a sill hit in seven innings. >> anything -- >> won the world series in 2004 and 2007 -- >> just has to work it in, no matter what. what about the red sox? >> won in 2004 and 2007. >> so long ago. >> i know. >> 2004. >> yeah. i think i had 16 children in between them. >> come on.